Volunteers


1h 47m 1985

Brief Synopsis

A snobby, rich young man from the Northeast lands into trouble with his gambling debts, and in order to escape, he ends up in the Peace Corps in Thailand where he meets some genuinely devoted American volunteers.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1985
Distribution Company
THORN EMI/TRISTAR PICTURES
Location
Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

A snobby, rich young man from the Northeast lands into trouble with his gambling debts, and in order to escape, he ends up in the Peace Corps in Thailand where he meets some genuinely devoted American volunteers.

Crew

Baruch Abulof

Assistant Director

Gary Alexander

Sound

Terry Allen

Sound Editor

Del Armstrong

Makeup Supervisor

Lisa Beach

Production Assistant

Lon Bender

Sound Editor

Else Blangsted

Music Editor

Arturo Brito

Set Designer

Elie Cohn

Assistant Director

Daniel Cordero

Special Effects

Laurencio Cordero

Special Effects Coordinator

Keith Critchlow

From Story

Rafael Delong

Location Manager

Penny Ellers

Casting

Antonieta Esquivel

Wardrobe

Luisa Esquivel

Wardrobe

Raul Esquivel

Special Effects Coordinator

Ricardo Frera

Unit Production Manager

Jim Garner

Animal Trainer

Stan Gilbert

Adr Editor

Robert W Glass

Sound

Jose Rodriguez Granada

Art Director

Jack N Green

Photography

Humberto Gurza

Animal Trainer

Miguel Gurza

Animal Trainer

Margarito Gutierrez

Special Effects

Claude Hitchcock

Sound

James Horner

Music

David Isaacs

Screenplay

Ismael Jardon

Wardrobe

Chris Jenkins

Sound

Harvey Keith

Consultant

Randy Kelly

Sound Editor

Elliot L. Koretz

Sound Editor

Yvonne Kubis

Wardrobe Supervisor

Ken Levine

Screenplay

James F Liles

Matte Painter

Alberto Lopez

Makeup

Louis Mahler

Video

Jesus Marin

Assistant Director

Carlos Rodriguez Marquez

Production

Fernando M Martinez

Visual Effects

Nicholas Meyer

Screenplay

Delia Castaneda Millan

Production Designer

Leo Napolitano

Camera Operator

Shelly Olsen

Production Coordinator

Esther Oropeza

Makeup

Walter F. Parkes

Producer

Theodore R Parvin

Associate Producer

Steve Polivka

Editor

Adolfo Ramirez

Wardrobe

Marcedonio Ramos

On-Set Dresser

Dan Rich

Sound Editor

Joyce Robinson

Casting

Ronald Roose

Editor

Phil Savenick

Titles

James Schoppe

Production Designer

Richard Shepherd

Producer

Ricker Slaven

Assistant Director

Wylie Stateman

Sound Editor

Mark P. Stoeckinger

Adr Editor

Supachai Surongsain

Technical Advisor

Debra Trowt

Stunt Man

Enrique Villavicencio

Wardrobe

Ric Waite

Director Of Photography

Jim Weidman

Music Editor

Diane Lynn Wilson

Stunt Man

Frederico Ysuzna

Production Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1985
Distribution Company
THORN EMI/TRISTAR PICTURES
Location
Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Articles

George Plimpton, 1927-2003


George Plimpton, the wry, self-effacing author whose engaging film appearances enlivened many movies over the years, died of a heart attack on September 25 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 76. George Ames Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City. The son of a diplomat, he was well connected to high society. A scholarly man of the letters, hip, urbane bohemians knew him for decades as the unpaid editor to the much respected literary quarterly, The Paris Review, which introduced emerging authors such as Gore Vidal and Jack Kerouac. In 1963, the gaunt, unassuming Plimpton documented his time training with the Detroit Lions, and turned the antics into a shrewd, witty piece of sports fulfillment, Paper Lion. The film was adapted for the big screen by Alex March in 1968 with Alan Alda playing the role of Plimpton. That same year, he made his film debut as a reporter in Gordon Douglas' police thriller The Detective (1968) starring Frank Sinatra and followed that up with an amusing cameo as a gunman shot my John Wayne in Howard Hawks' Rio Lobo (1970). A few more cameos came up over the years, but it wasn't until the '90s that he proved he himself a capable performer and found regular film work: an appropriate role as a talk show moderator in Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate's (1991), the president's lawyer in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995); a psychologist in Gus Van Zandt's Good Will Hunting (1997); a clubgoer in Whit Stillman's discursive drama The Last Day's of Disco (1998); and a very comical doctor in Jean- Marie Poire's Just VisitingThe Simpsons playing a professor who runs a fixed spelling bee! He is survived by his wife Sara Whitehead Dudley and four children. Michael T. Toole
George Plimpton, 1927-2003

George Plimpton, 1927-2003

George Plimpton, the wry, self-effacing author whose engaging film appearances enlivened many movies over the years, died of a heart attack on September 25 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 76. George Ames Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City. The son of a diplomat, he was well connected to high society. A scholarly man of the letters, hip, urbane bohemians knew him for decades as the unpaid editor to the much respected literary quarterly, The Paris Review, which introduced emerging authors such as Gore Vidal and Jack Kerouac. In 1963, the gaunt, unassuming Plimpton documented his time training with the Detroit Lions, and turned the antics into a shrewd, witty piece of sports fulfillment, Paper Lion. The film was adapted for the big screen by Alex March in 1968 with Alan Alda playing the role of Plimpton. That same year, he made his film debut as a reporter in Gordon Douglas' police thriller The Detective (1968) starring Frank Sinatra and followed that up with an amusing cameo as a gunman shot my John Wayne in Howard Hawks' Rio Lobo (1970). A few more cameos came up over the years, but it wasn't until the '90s that he proved he himself a capable performer and found regular film work: an appropriate role as a talk show moderator in Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate's (1991), the president's lawyer in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995); a psychologist in Gus Van Zandt's Good Will Hunting (1997); a clubgoer in Whit Stillman's discursive drama The Last Day's of Disco (1998); and a very comical doctor in Jean- Marie Poire's Just Visiting

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 16, 1985

Began shooting November 12, 1984.

Released in United States Summer August 16, 1985